Pirate 4x4 banner

My S10 Truggy build.

205653 Views 329 Replies 88 Participants Last post by  Austingotboost
This has been extremely long time in the making. Ive been collecting parts and waiting patiently. I have had a full size Dodge and I think its pretty capable but I wanted something I could wheel and not have to worry about getting back home. It will towed most of the time. Also want it to fit on the trails! My objective is to have a vehicle that is titled and licensed but be a little wild. I decided on using a S10 2wd that didn't run when I bought it. I'm not a master fabricator but I'm gonna do my best. Here is some of the parts going into it:

350 tbi
TH 400
Atlas 4 speed(5.44 low range)
GM dana 60
14 bolt rear
All 4 link suspension
2.5" Air shocks 16" travel
Recentered Humvee wheels
42" pitbull rockers(most likely)

I've ditched the stock frame and basically starting on a vehicle from scratch. First thing I did was buy some 1/8" angle iron and get my drive train in the air to start building around.

See less See more
1 - 6 of 330 Posts
you should have DEFFINETLY left the back of the cab on there. you could have left the tube tucked close enough to the body where it wouldnt have been that noticeable? or notched it into the cab. totally eliminating the back of the cab, MAJOR thumbs down.
I am liking the truck, it's simple yet sophisticated. Just wish the back of the cab was still there LOL
its looking damn good, couple questions though. what size tires are you running? it looks as if the very rear part of your rockers, where your wheel well meets, is a little close, and will cause rubbage with a decent sized tire. it also looks as if the wheel well tubes in the rear come awfully close to the shocks? and are you going to end the wheel well where it appears to intercept with the "end of bed upright"? or are they going to continue down to the rectangle part of the frame? Im really liking it, wanna trade?
it looks awsome, keep up the good work!
what about blue torch fab's buggy with hydro assist and links? I think it uses a standard push/pull steering box, mounted mid-ship, the same lenght and angle as the links, without limiting any flex. It uses a push pull arm, not sure if its got a highsteer arm mated into it or not, but im sure it could be done with both high steer and low steer
my draglink sits at about the same angle, probably 4-5* facing up to the steering arm at ride height, but thats with a flat pitman arm. this build is really coming together! any idea on a completition date?
1 - 6 of 330 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.